Tag Archives: iPhone

Apps for your Computer

There’s a lot of hype these days surrounding Apple’s iPads and iPhones and all the great apps that go along with them, and we do plenty of blogging about it! Don’t have an iPad or an iPhone? Don’t sweat it-there are so many great resources available for free on the internet that often do the same great things. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:


With Cramster, that impossible math problem that has been keeping you up all night just got a little easier. Cramster is a haven for help with homework. From providing assistance to supported textbook problems to getting feedback and advice from experts, it’s like an instant tutor. Instructors-share this one with your students, and they will be sure to thank you!

eTutor Graphing Calculator

Graphing calculators are so expensive, and it’s great that apps are turning iPads and iPhones into instant graphic calculators. But if you don’t have the iPad or iPhone, this is a great alternative. eTutor’s graphing calculator is simple to use, free, and online!


One of the most tedious parts of papers isn’t the actual writing-it’s citing all the sources. Bibme is a great resource offering auto-fill citations, guides to citation types, and a place to store all bibliographies in one place.

Be sure to keep up with our blog-we are always searching for the next best online resources and sharing them with you!

Online Study Tools

Looking for a way to help your students study on the go? Give Flashcard Machine a try! Flashcard Machine is a free tool for creating interactive, web-based study flashcards that can be shared with others. Teachers can build customized pages for each course to organize flashcards. With over 42.1 million flash cards created to-date and an iOS app for use on iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches, Flashcard Machine may be just the tool your students need to prepare for their next exam.

There’s an App for that…

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately scouring the internet and finding some of the best and most functional iPad/iPhone apps for higher education. It is truly remarkable how much some of these apps can do and after trying some, you may find yourself wondering how you were able to function without it. Here are 5 (FREE!) iPad/iPhone apps that both educators and students alike will find to be extremely useful.

Sundry Notes

As one of the most convenient apps for the iPad, Sundry Notes allows users to write text, draw anywhere, research with the internet, import PDFs, images, and documents from Evernote, GoogleDocs and Dropbox, and share notes via Facebook, Twitter, or Google. Make it a multimedia note-taking experience by recording audio.


This app allows users to sync and share files online and across computers. Simply said, yet extremely practical.


This app is highly valued amongst avid iPad users for its effectiveness in organizing everything that one may need to remember. Through notes, recordings and synchronizing with other computers or devices, you won’t forget that deadline again with Evernote.

Offline Pages

Spend a lot of money on your new iPad but don’t feel like forking over extra money each month for internet service? Offline Pages is the app for you. Users can save entire web pages to be reviewed for offline reading when that beloved Wi-Fi is unavailable.


I’ve blogged about TED before, mostly because I just can’t get enough of it. This app offers users access to talks from fascinating people all over the world; from medical marvels to business gurus. There are over 700 TEDTalk videos available, with more constantly being added. Users can create playlists, and select to watch videos when a network connection is unavailable.

And a bonus-GoodReader

Although this app is not free (it costs 99 cents), it is a valuable companion for note taking. Open large PDF files and markup, annotate, highlight, and then share with others. Definitely well worth the 99 cent price tag!